''A Flying Friend,'' color photograph by Cheryl Frischkorn. (Special to the American Press)
Last Modified: Friday, August 03, 2012 5:43 PM
LEESVILLE — Several artist members of GALLERY ONE EIIIEVEN in Leesville have made an impact on the state art scene recently. Cheryl and Ken Frischkorn, Amanda Roe, Belinda Diehl and Jerry Cook have all received critical acclaim by having their works accepted in various juried art competitions across the state.
The 19th Annual Natchitoches Art Guild Competition exhibit has accepted works from the Frischkorns, Roe and Cook. The Alexandria Museum of Art has accepted several works by Cook for its Dragon Boat Races Photography Competition, and Diehl has had two photographs accepted into the 2012 Cemeteryscape International Competition Exhibit in New Orleans.
Entered into the Natchitoches exhibit is “A Flying Friend,” a color photograph taken by Cheryl Fischkorn at Hodges Garden State Park in Sabine Parish. It features a dragonfly lighting on a floating lilly pad bloom. “Dark Water,” a selected photo taken by Ken Frischkorn, Cheryl’s husband of 40 years, is a black and white image taken at a favorite kayaking spot on Vernon Lake in Leesville. The piece is a reference to the high-contrast work of the pioneering black-and-white landscape photographers of the early 20th century.
Ken Frischkorn’s photographs have been exhibited at GALLERY ONE EIIIEVEN and, along with those of Jerry Cook and others, were recently selected to represent Vernon Parish artists in Baton Rouge at the Lieutenant Governor’s Louisiana Bicentennial Celebration.
Roe, an accomplished artist and art instructor at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, recently held a successful two-person exhibit with metal sculptor Susan Corbyn at GALLERY ONE EIIIEVEN. Roe has had two paintings selected at the Natchitoches Art Guild Competition Exhibit — “Black Hole Sun” from her “Cataclysm” series and a tongue-in-cheek work titled “Hang On.” The Natchitoches Art Guild Competition Exhibit runs through Aug. 28 at the Guild Gallery on Front Street in Natchitoches. A reception and presentation of awards for the exhibit will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at the gallery.
Cemeteryscape is a photography competition and exhibition staged in New Orleans sponsored by “Save Our Cemeteries,” an international organization established to preserve cemeteries as historically important sites.
Diehl successfully competed against an international field of photographers and had two images, both from the Talbert-Pierson Cemetery in Cravens, selected for the exhibit. This cemetery is unique in that it is one of the few cemeteries left in Louisiana with intact grave houses.
Cook, a graduate of Louisiana Tech, works in photography, graphic design, collage and three-dimensional art. He has been an artist member and active volunteer of GALLERY ONE EIIIEVEN since its establishment four years ago. The Alexandria Museum of Art recently selected six of his photos taken during the Second Annual Dragon Boat Races held on the Red River earlier this year. Three of his entries won awards for best in category for action shot, a merit award in action shot and best overall photo.
The Natchitoches Art Guild Competition has also selected four of Cook’s photos. The Alexandria Museum of Art Dragon Boat Juried Photography Exhibition will be held Aug. 24-Oct. 13 at the AMOA, with a public reception Aug. 24.
All of the selected photographs and paintings can be viewed, along with those of other gallery artist members, at www.galleryoneellleven.org